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The Department of Political Science allows students to choose from a wide range of courses and subjects within the political science discipline. A common core of courses provides students with the foundational knowledge and research skills needed to pursue more advanced work at the upper division level.

Explore the options provided within the Political Science Department:


Students graduating with the baccalaureate who are judged by their departments to have made outstanding contributions to their disciplines graduate “with distinction.” The Political Science Department awards distinction for a combination of academic excellence and outstanding service to the department, university or community.

The “with distinction” honor is noted on the student’s university transcript and diploma, and in the commencement program. Students are also entitled to wear a special Distinction cord as part of their graduation regalia.